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House Votes to Increase Weather Satellite Funding

House Votes to Increase Weather Satellite Funding

The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would ease a budget shortfall that threatens to delay a key weather satellite program. Lawmakers voted 267-151 to pass a spending bill that would keep the federal government operating after the current stopgap funding legislation expires on March 27. Although the bill would keep… Read More

‘Snowquester’ Threatens To Cause Major Coastal Flooding

‘Snowquester’ Threatens To Cause Major Coastal Flooding

While the prospect of heavy snow in places like Washington, D.C. and New York City has garnered most of the headlines so far, coastal flooding may end up being the most severe and long-lasting impact of this event, especially from Delaware northward to the picturesque towns along the Massachusetts coast.… Read More

The Latest On The Developing March Snowstorm

The Latest On The Developing March Snowstorm

A major snowstorm is developing in the Midwest, and is forecast to blitz the Mid-Atlantic states with damaging amounts of heavy, wet snow and high winds, a combination that could result in widespread power outages. The storm, named "Saturn" by The Weather Channel and "Snowquester" by the Washington Post, is expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow in … Read More

Warmer Arctic with Less Ice Increases Storm Surge

Warmer Arctic with Less Ice Increases Storm Surge

Rising temperatures are shrinking Arctic sea ice, and in Canada’s Northwest Territories, that means more and stronger storm surges, according to a new study. An analysis of lakebed sediments from one section of the outer Mackenzie Delta shows surges have become more intense and frequent over the past 150 years as the region has warmed and ice has… Read More

Myriad Hazards Loom as Intense Snowstorm Moves In

Myriad Hazards Loom as Intense Snowstorm Moves In

In Washington itself, forecasts call for about 6 to 10 inches of snow, possibly more, depending on precipitation rates and surface temperatures. The highest snowfall amounts should fall in the western part of the D.C. metro area, with warmer air limiting accumulations to the east of Interstate 95.… Read More

High-Impact Snowstorm Headed For Mid-Atlantic

High-Impact Snowstorm Headed For Mid-Atlantic

A major snowstorm is headed for the Mid-Atlantic states, potentially ending D.C.'s longest snow drought.… Read More

Study Shows A Future In Trans-Arctic Shipping

Study Shows A Future In Trans-Arctic Shipping

This shift could dramatically increase trans-Arctic commerce during at least a few weeks out of the year, even opening up temporary “supra-polar” routes along which moderately ice-strengthened ships could sail directly over the North Pole, slashing days off the travel time between Europe and the Far East.… Read More

Spring May Arrive Five Weeks Earlier by 2100, Study Finds

Spring May Arrive Five Weeks Earlier by 2100, Study Finds

The biological onset of spring could arrive up to five weeks earlier by 2100 in the northern U.S. than it does today, and more than a week earlier in the South, a change that could significantly alter ecosystems from Florida to Maine, according to a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters. “This is a big deal,” said lead author … Read More